Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Olymel ups the stakes

Olymel has upped the stakes in the ongoing strike by about 1,000 employees who recently rejected a tentative agreement.

It announced that if the strike is not settled, it will cancel the evening shift and lay off those workers at its plant at Vallée-Jonction Quebec.

Pork producers have appealed to the premier to end the strike and say that they may be forced to euthanize about 150,000 market-ready hogs.

Some hogs have been shipped to the United States and to Olymel’s plant at Red Deer, Alta., during the strike.